Saturday, July 16, 2011

Summer nuts



This summer heats people
like nuts in an oven—
cashew and almond,
peanut and pecan.

The nut-fruits are roasting
on pans of concrete,
asphalt, and red brick
convecting the heat.

Then just like when nuts
are sufficiently jouled,
they're set to return
to a room air-cooled.





pronounced pee'·cun
placed in Poets United Poetry Pantry #58